Active Cumbria Steering Group

Active Cumbria are led by a strategic Partnership Steering Group with an aim of driving forward the sport and physical activity agenda across the county, to help communities become more active, thereby reducing health inequalities.

Jason Gooding

Chair of Active Cumbria Steering Group and Chief Executive of Carlisle City Council

Becky Wolstenholme

Vice Chair of Active Cumbria Sterring Group & Partnership Manager of Eden Valley Sports Partnership

Richard Johnston

Active Cumbria Senior Manager (Operations)


Bruce Lawson

Active Cumbria Senior Manager (Development)

Tim Barry

Head of Department at University of Cumbria, Sport and Physical Activity

Karen Bowen 

Chief Executive, Cumbria CVS

Alan Davidson

NGB Representative and Regional Manager of the Rugby Football League

Sue Stevenson

Chief Operating Officer, People First

Gareth Field

Programmes Manager, National Trust

Chris Hayes

Head of PE, Cockermouth School

Daniel Braithwaite

Vice Principle, Lakes College, West Cumbria 

Colin Cox

Director of Public Health, Cumbria County Council

Derek Jones

Business & Partnership Manager, North Country Leisure

Doug Elsby

Director and Board Trustee


Karen Johnson

Area Manager, Cumbria County Council

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